bump up

phrasal verb

bumped up; bumping up; bumps up
: to move (something or someone) to a higher level, position, rank, etc.
Prices are being bumped up.
They're bumping her up to district manager.

Examples of bump up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Home education is expanding rapidly, with the huge bump up during the Covid-19 pandemic receding little, and in some states not at all. Albert Cheng, National Review, 12 Nov. 2023 Auctions of 10-year notes will increase by $2 billion after being bumped up by $3 billion in the last adjustment in August. Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2023 Of that group, front-line staff who work in visitor experience, theater operations, retail and facilities will see the greatest compensation increases, with their wages bumping up 19.1 to 21.3 percent of the course of the contract’s three years. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Sep. 2023 Analysts attribute the uptick to inflation bumping up medical supply costs, as well as staffing shortages at care facilities such as nursing homes. Eva Rothenberg, CNN, 16 Sep. 2023 Adding a football team does bump up male enrollment for the first year, but the effect fades after about three years, research has found. Susan Dominus, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 That's because the Tex-Mex chain plans to bump up menu prices, the company confirmed to Insider Tuesday, marking its fourth price hike in two years. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 11 Oct. 2023 Birthing hospitals are paid a set fee for delivery and there is currently no firm plan to bump up that fee to cover this big additional cost. Helen Branswell, STAT, 6 Oct. 2023 And Disney is bumping up the cost of Disney Plus and Hulu’s ad-free tiers next week. Jay Peters, The Verge, 3 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Bump up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bump%20up. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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